Daily Media Digest March 8, 2023

UWindsor researchers granted $750,000 to pursue cancer-related discovery
“The project will focus on determining how Speedy changes the cell biology and the fat that accumulates in the liver and it will determine how that can lead to the formation of liver cancer …”
TAGS: liver disease, cancer, funding, University of Windsor, Canadian Institutes for Health Research

Health-care resourcing is failing Canada’s most vulnerable children
The Hill Times
“At Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN), we continue witnessing the devastating impact the health-care resourcing crisis has on Canada’s most vulnerable children.”
TAGS: neurodevelopmental disabilities, pediatric health, Kids Brain Health Network (KBHN)

Underinvestment in health research is killing us
Research Canada
“Let’s not risk being left without Canadian health researchers to fight the next emerging pathogen, protect our mental health or to be at the forefront of fighting diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and arthritis.”
TAGS: health research and innovation, underinvestment, Budget 2023, Research Canada

Child Life helps patients prepare for MRIs
Your IWK
“In the first four months of the program about 36 children have completed an MRI without general aneasthetic, which would previously been requested with sedation.”
TAGS: pediatric health, MRI, anxiety, IWK Health

New scoliosis surgery option quickly puts young patients back on their feet
Hamilton Health Sciences
“A new approach to surgery for some young scoliosis patients means a shorter recovery and more mobility to get back to regular activities faster.”
TAGS: scoliosis, pediatric surgery, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Hamilton Health Sciences

Health research programs secure federal funding
Queen’s University
“The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have released the … on the study of the herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2).”
TAGS: innovative research, autism, perinatal health, Queen’s University, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, McMaster University